Are you traveling for the holidays? (We’re going to California to visit Alex’s family, and I’m excited to escape this insanely cold weather.) Well, if you’re packing bags, we just discovered a cool way to pack clothes without wrinkles. Here’s how…

Are you traveling for the holidays? (We’re going to California to visit Alex’s family, and I’m excited to escape this insanely cold weather.) Well, if you’re packing bags, we just discovered a cool way to pack clothes without wrinkles. Here’s how…

Here are the easy steps:

1. Lay pants flat in the suitcase, so the waistbands line up with the edge and the legs hang out.
2. Lay the things that are most likely to wrinkle—like blouses and shirts—on top, so the collars line up with the edge of the suitcase and the sleeves hang out.
3. Place heavier sweaters and dresses on top.
4. Put your socks and underwear into a small bag. Place the bag in the center of the suitcase. This little “pillow” will keep your clothes from wrinkling.
5-7. Gently fold the ends of your clothing around the tote bag.
8. Tuck your shoes, belts and toiletries bag around the clothes.

Voila! A perfectly-packed suitcase. And when you arrive, your clothes will be wrinkle-free.

P.S. And if your clothes DO wrinkle, try this! Plus, a brilliant honeymoon packing tip.

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Tips found on wikiHow—thanks, Mom)